CIFF47: PSQ March 22 – April 1, 2023 | Streams April 2 – April 9, 2023

The Youth Governor

Year: 2021
Country: USA
Language: English
Run Time: 86 minutes

The Youth Governor
The Youth Governor
The Youth Governor
The Youth Governor
The Youth Governor

Here’s a thought: Why not consider the actual future to lead us into the future? Youth & Government, a national program of the YMCA, provides the training grounds for impassioned middle and high school students to do just that. The wholly immersive experience tasks young participants with establishing and simulating every facet of their state government—deciding court cases, passing budgets, debating legislation, and even running for office. THE YOUTH GOVERNOR follows California’s Y&G program of 4,000 bright leaders and their heated race for the state’s 72nd Youth Governor. The field begins with six candidates, and it is up to their campaign staff to help define unique platforms and strategies to win the votes of their constituents. The grueling campaign trail forces candidates to learn more about their own ideologies when faced with opposing views and reveals refreshing examples of genuine collaboration across party lines. But are shady politics inevitable to pull off a win? Hopeful and inspiring, this political race is one you will actually want to watch. —A.B.

CIFF46 Screenings

Connor Palace

Wednesday, April 06, 2022 at 5:10 PM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

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FilmSlam Student Choice Award for Best Feature

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City Club of Cleveland

League of Women Voters Greater Cleveland

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